The Bush Fire Danger Period has begun for the Lower Western Area, the NSW Rural Fire Service calling for locals to prepare for the fire season.
The call covers the Wentworth and Balranald Shires; with the entire state now in the period.
Residents will need a fire permit when pile burning or reducing hazards.
With warm conditions forecast for the region, locals are being warned to be extremely careful when using a fire.
Officials are calling for locals to make and discuss a bush fire survival plan.
We can prepare our properties by removing flammable materials from our yards, clearing leaves from gutters and checking hoses can reach all the way around the house.
On days of Total Fire Bans, all fire permits are automatically revoked.
Residents are advised to call Triple Zero (000) in the event of an emergency.
To find out more, or check the Fire Danger Ratings for our area, click the link below!